Shutdown in name only.
Reader comment on: Obama Vs. the AP on a Government Shutdown
Submitted by looking closely (United States), Feb 25, 2011 23:07
>>That's the little-known truth about a government shutdown. The government doesn't shut down.
And indeed that's the whole problem with a shutdown.
Since no gov't employees lose their jobs, and since they all get paid for the time when the shutdown has occurred, the so-called "shutdown" results in no net savings to the American taxpayer.
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